Dr. Ryan Allured
Astrophysicist at Harvard-Smithsonian Ctr for Astrophysics
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Area of Expertise:
X-ray Optics , Statistics and Data Analysis , X-ray Astronomy , X-ray Detectors
Profile Summary

I am a staff scientist at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics. I am the Deputy Lead for the adjustable X-ray optics program, which advances optical technology in support of the Lynx (X-ray Surveyor) mission concept study. I am also a Co-Investigator for the Arcus mission proposal, leading the design and optimization of the optical system along with key involvement in ongoing technology demonstration efforts.

My personal research interests include computational optimization of X-ray telescopes and spectrometers. This includes the creation of highly parallel raytracing codes and the use of modern optimization algorithms in optical design work. I am also interested in the rigorous treatment of X-ray scattering and diffraction.
Publications (29)

PROCEEDINGS ARTICLE | October 5, 2017
Proc. SPIE. 10399, Optics for EUV, X-Ray, and Gamma-Ray Astronomy VIII
KEYWORDS: Glasses, X-ray telescopes, Thermography, X-ray optics, Telescopes, X-rays, Observatories, Spatial resolution, Actuators, Surface finishing

PROCEEDINGS ARTICLE | September 19, 2017
Proc. SPIE. 10397, UV, X-Ray, and Gamma-Ray Space Instrumentation for Astronomy XX
KEYWORDS: X-rays, Astrophysics, Galactic astronomy, Environmental sensing, Stars, Planetary systems, X-ray optics, Observatories

PROCEEDINGS ARTICLE | August 29, 2017
Proc. SPIE. 10399, Optics for EUV, X-Ray, and Gamma-Ray Astronomy VIII
KEYWORDS: X-ray optics, Glasses, X-rays, Mirrors, Thin films, Actuators, Thermography, Optical fabrication, Metrology, Testing and analysis

PROCEEDINGS ARTICLE | August 29, 2017
Proc. SPIE. 10397, UV, X-Ray, and Gamma-Ray Space Instrumentation for Astronomy XX
KEYWORDS: X-rays, Spectroscopy, Grazing incidence, Space telescopes, Diffraction gratings, Imaging spectroscopy, Rockets, Telescopes, Mirrors, Space mirrors

PROCEEDINGS ARTICLE | August 29, 2017
Proc. SPIE. 10397, UV, X-Ray, and Gamma-Ray Space Instrumentation for Astronomy XX
KEYWORDS: X-rays, Imaging spectroscopy, Stars, Spectroscopy, Space operations, Spectral resolution, Galactic astronomy, Visible radiation, Computed tomography, Silicon

PROCEEDINGS ARTICLE | August 29, 2017
Proc. SPIE. 10399, Optics for EUV, X-Ray, and Gamma-Ray Astronomy VIII
KEYWORDS: Mirrors, Thin films, X-ray optics, Glasses, Ferroelectric materials, X-rays, Electrodes, Modulation, Coating, Radio optics

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